May 03, 2016

Woman says she was rejected from 'MULTICULTURAL' internship for being white, launches lawsuit

StaffRebel Columnist

A California woman is suing the Getty Foundation after she was rejected from a “multicultural” internship.

Samantha Niemann says the colour of her skin prevented her from being able to win one of the scholarships the foundation offers.

According to The Daily Caller, The Getty Foundation is a component of the J. Paul Getty Trust, and awards millions in grants every year to further the arts.

Some of those grants come from its Multicultural Undergraduate Internship and awards up to $4,500 per term to students in order for them to pursue art-related internships in Los Angeles.

According to Niemann’s suit, filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, in 2015 she was told that the Getty’s Multicultural Undergraduate Internship was open to black, Hispanic, Asian, or American Indian applicants only. This deterred her from applying for the internship despite being well-qualified.

Niemann's lawsuit claims the scholarship constitutes illegal discrimination, and that it resulted in harassment and retaliation. She claims that her mix of Irish, German, and Italian heritage would have given her a diverse enough background for the scholarship, but its true purpose was to benefit non-whites.

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commented 2016-05-09 06:37:15 -0400
This is such lazy journalism. She never applied for the internship, she simply said she was deterred from applying. And it is not a scholarship, it’s an internship. Ivy leagues & top liberal arts college students apply to this program. Her lack of experience and attendance at a small regional college in Utah do not make her qualified.
commented 2016-05-05 14:36:38 -0400
LL Peters Seymour, You mean the rebel made you subscribe? Really? Or are you mad cause you just blew your monthly Latte budget?
commented 2016-05-05 00:20:47 -0400
Can anybody on the left explain to me what the difference is between contemporary feminist discrimination laws against Caucasian males and the 1930’s Nuremberg Laws against the Jews…including the motivations and justifications for invoking them.
commented 2016-05-04 06:27:42 -0400
Peter Netterville commented 12 hours ago
BZ said, “White is not a color – hence the people of color comments that rage on the internet”

Technically white is all colours.
Maybe so – however it is not recognized by the media as such.
commented 2016-05-03 22:30:22 -0400
They are trying to erase us from recorded history. Isn’t this what Hitler did to the Jewish people? He started excluding them, and inciting hatred against them. Everything they owned was taken from them, and millions lost their lives.
commented 2016-05-03 19:50:21 -0400
Damn right it is meant to exclude white people.
commented 2016-05-03 19:05:43 -0400
You know L L Peters Seymour, you would be far greater ahead if you would sue the Canadian government for stealing your tax $$ and giving it to the CBC, Bombardier and many of those undeserving refugees, not to mention the UN. Do everyone a favor and GFYS! …and stay off the Rebel – it obviously does not suit your need to be a bitch!
commented 2016-05-03 18:12:16 -0400
BZ said, “White is not a color – hence the people of color comments that rage on the internet”

Technically white is all colours.
commented 2016-05-03 16:24:56 -0400
White is not a color – hence the people of color comments that rage on the internet
commented 2016-05-03 13:08:06 -0400
john landry it’s the liberal way
commented 2016-05-03 12:56:30 -0400
LL Peters Seymour. I have read many of your comments and you seem to enjoy the Rebel Premium; why do you want to go ?
commented 2016-05-03 12:23:31 -0400
I believe I may have a lawsuit as well. Ezra your team took my money. You talk a great talk when it comes to corruption with other people. Now how about you talk about what eitan did too me. Until I get an apology, money back or the return of the 16 days eitan took from me, I will continue to write here, there and every where what your team did. It may only be $8.00 to some of your viewers and you but to me it is MY $8.00. You need to get a hold of eitan and ask to see my emails and ask him why he did this to one of your subscribers. Has he done this to others?
commented 2016-05-03 12:16:26 -0400
The Getty is about art, why would they disqualify white people in participating in grants?